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Lyr Req: Dr Blues (Dr John)

GUEST,Bob 23 Nov 15 - 08:43 PM
GUEST 23 Nov 15 - 08:59 PM
cnd 23 Nov 15 - 09:16 PM
GUEST 23 Nov 15 - 09:26 PM
cnd 23 Nov 15 - 11:17 PM
cnd 23 Nov 15 - 11:25 PM
GUEST 24 Nov 15 - 01:40 AM
cnd 24 Nov 15 - 04:00 PM
GUEST 25 Nov 15 - 02:51 AM
Jim Dixon 28 Nov 15 - 12:53 AM
cnd 28 Nov 15 - 11:37 AM
Jim Dixon 28 Nov 15 - 04:01 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Dr John's Dr Blues
From: GUEST,Bob
Date: 23 Nov 15 - 08:43 PM

Can anyone work out what Dr John is singing about on his 'Dr Blues'?
You can hear it on YT, "Dr. John & The Nite Trippers - Leverkusener Jazztage 2014" at the 19.50 mark.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dr John's Dr Blues
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Nov 15 - 08:59 PM

EASY

Bob a slob a knob a my bitch


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dr John's Dr Blues
From: cnd
Date: 23 Nov 15 - 09:16 PM

You can safely ignore the GUEST above. I don't have time to do it now, but you can here it below and see what I've got

Some women call me the doctor, others call me their lovin' man
Some women call me the doctor, others call me their lovin' man
I'm a hard regulator, got the remedy in my hand
Ain't gonna give you no ?towny?....

Transcribed by ear from this video


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dr John's Dr Blues
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Nov 15 - 09:26 PM

Thanks cnd, that's the same clip I'm working from. It's the ONLY clip as far as I can find. If you can, keep at it. By about verse 2 I gave up. Between his uber thick 'Nawlins' accent and patois he may as well be singing in Urdu.


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Subject: Lyr Add: Dr. Blues/Doctor Blooze
From: cnd
Date: 23 Nov 15 - 11:17 PM

Hah, I missed your joke and assumed you were just being a troll. Now I can appreciate it, though. He does have one heck of an accent.

While doing this, I found a slightly-faster version with different lyrics titled "Doctor Blooze" by the blues band "Bluesiana Triangle" (which I'm assuming is a super group based off the album cover pictured in the video). Much clearer singing, though different wording. View here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNX7J4ELtvM

DR. BLUES
(Malcolm Rebennack aka Dr. John)

Some women call me the doctor, others call me their lovin' man
Some women call me the doctor, others call me their lovin' man
I'm a hard regulator, got the remedy in my hand

Ain't gonna give you no ?towny?, ain't gonna put scrap in no fields
Ain't gonna give you no ?towny?, ain't gonna put scrap in no fields
If you use my treatment, you gonna always want this thrill

You can ask any woman, down in' in the neighborhood
You can ax any woman, darlin' in the neighborhood
Tell you I can cure you, your family doctor can't do ya no good


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Subject: Lyr Add: Dr. Blues/Doctor Blooze
From: cnd
Date: 23 Nov 15 - 11:25 PM

Oops, posted that early...

DR. BLUES
(Malcolm Rebennack aka Dr. John)

Some women call me the doctor, others call me their lovin' man
Some women call me the doctor, others call me their lovin' man
I'm a hard regulator, got the remedy in my hand

Ain't gonna give you no tonic, ain't gonna put scrap you no pills
Ain't gonna give you no tonic, ain't gonna put scrap you no pills
If you use my treatment, you gonna always want this thrill

You can ask any woman, down in in the neighborhood
You can ax any woman, darlin' in the neighborhood
Tell you I can cure you, your family doctor can't do ya no good

[Solos]

Really ain't no doctor, now I really ain't no doctor's son
Really ain't no doctor, now I really ain't no doctor's son
But I'ma startin' out to be yo doctor, until the doctor come


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dr John's Dr Blues
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Nov 15 - 01:40 AM

Thanks cnd. The song will be performed at the Australian Jazz Convention in Ballarat Dec 29 and I will give a special "thanks to 'cnd' for making the song possible."
Cheers
Bob
(aka "Dr Don & The Day Trippers". Highly original, huh?!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dr John's Dr Blues
From: cnd
Date: 24 Nov 15 - 04:00 PM

Glad I could help. You'll have to put up a video of the performance for me to see. Unfortunately Australia is a bit out of my way.

By the way, I like the band name. Where'd you get it from?!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dr John's Dr Blues
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Nov 15 - 02:51 AM

You jest, of course.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dr John's Dr Blues
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Nov 15 - 12:53 AM

I listened to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpp6QEStWmM

and I hear "ain't gon' prescribe you no pills"

and "Tell you if I can't cure you"

and he might be singing:

"I'm smart enough to be your doctor"

but I'm really not sure about that line.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dr John's Dr Blues
From: cnd
Date: 28 Nov 15 - 11:37 AM

All of your corrections make sense to me, Jim, except your last one. It just doesn't sound totally right. Maybe he says "But I'm-a sure 'nough be your doctor."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dr John's Dr Blues
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Nov 15 - 04:01 PM

I listened again, and I agree; it's "But I'm-a sure 'nough be your doctor."


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